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Antarctic Journeys by Philippa Werry.

June 30, 2019

Antarctic journeysAntarctic Journeys by Philippa Werry. Pub. New Holland, 2019.

Did you know that more meteorite fall on Antarctica than any other place on Earth. I wonder why? and it is impossible to put a marker into the exact spot of the South Pole because the ice moves and even a day later it is inaccurate by several centimeters. It doesn’t stop them putting one in though and it is in the form of a striped post.

If the seas around Antarctica get any warmer the environment around it will be invaded by crabs making most of the rare species that live there under danger. Counting penguins is a hazardous business because only half the population is there at any given time. Nesting couples take turns at going to sea to feed so they can fed their offspring.

Find out what it is like to winter over in Antarctic and find out some of the more human stories of life and history of the ice. Great photographs old and new and some of the weird things that happen there.

Philippa Werry spent a summer on the ice meeting the people who work there, doing what they do and seeing all the historical huts and sites that make up Antarctica history.

A fascinating story for everyone.  Did you know that Roald Dahl was named after Roald Amunsden? Make sure you check out Margaret Mahy’s poem on the Skiddoo. Totally skiddacious.

For everybody.

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